Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 19, 1978
Ethnicity: English, along with German, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Cree Native American
Kansas Carradine is an American actress. She is the daughter of actors David Carradine and Linda Gilbert. She is a half-niece of actors Christopher Carradine, Keith Carradine, and Robert Carradine, and a half-cousin of actresses Martha Plimpton, Ever Carradine, and Sorel Carradine.
Kansas’ mother is described as being of Cree Native American descent.
Kansas’ paternal grandfather was actor John Carradine (born Richmond Reed Carradine, the son of William Reed Carradine and Genevieve Winifred Richmond). John was born in New York, New York, and had English, with distant Irish and Dutch, ancestry. William was the son of The Rev. Beverly Francis Carradine, who was a Methodist religious author, and of Laura Green Reid/Reed. Genevieve was the daughter of Horace Culver Richmond and Winifred/Winifrede “Winnie” Ryan.
Kansas’ paternal grandmother was Ardanelle Abigail McCool (the daughter of Ambrose Rucker McCool and Edith Foster). Ardanelle was born in Colorado. Ambrose was the son of John S. McCool and Lucy C. Rucker. Edith was the daughter of William Bolliver Foster and Emma Koch.
Kansas’ maternal grandfather was William Isaac Gilbert (the son of William Isaac Gilbert and Mary Lucy Witt). Kansas’ grandfather William was born in Oklahoma. Kansas’ great-grandfather William was the son of Horace W. Gilbert and Trescina Wren. Mary was the daughter of George Albert Witt and Nancy J. Buchanan.
Kansas’ maternal grandmother’s surname was Gordon.
The surname Carradine is sometimes said to have an Italian or Spanish origin. Kansas’ last traceable patrilineal ancestor is believed to have been a man named Parker Carradine, who was born in Georgia, in North America, c. 1755. There is no evidence that Parker had Italian or Spanish ancestry.
Sources: A discussion of the Carradine family’s origins – http://www.familytreecircles.com
Genealogy of Kansas’ father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com